Monthly Archive: March 2017

Weekly Wisecrack: March 25, 2017

Airline Kiosk

The Airport OPC On the lam and having just arrived at the Cancun International airport, Fred is getting his last minute instructions from the dazzling Juanita while she works her tourist information booth. “OK amigo,” she says, “when dju eshow up to see new ‘otel dju say dju have no wife. Dju get free 4 …

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Timeshare Odds and Ends: March 25, 2017

► “Old age and treachery will always beat youth and exuberance,” said American playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and film director David Mamet. (He wrote Glengarry Glen Ross, among other things.) Well, yeah, if by that he meant that old folks are just mean enough to kick the bucket before they pay off that timeshare you talked …

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Weekly Jukebox: March 25, 2017

  The incomparable Chuck Berry passed away on March 18, 2017 at the ripe old age of 90 — but it was still too soon and he was still too young. Having begun his long career in music in the 1950s with songs like “Maybellene” (1955), “Roll Over Beethoven” (1956), “Rock and Roll Music” (1957) …

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New York USA Timeshare News: March 25, 2017

>> Eastern USA Timeshare News NEW YORK CITY: Lisa Ann Schreier, “The Timeshare Crusader”, has been keeping an eye on the investigation.lawsuit into The Manhattan Club, which has been grinding its way through the courts at a glacial pace since 2014 when New York’s Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, got a court order barring the Club’s …

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California USA Timeshare News: March 25, 2017

>> WESTERN USA TIMESHARE NEWS: SACRAMENTO: Juan Montalbo/John Monte, Marco Antonio Ramirez Zuno & Wayne Arthur York, who operated some pretty down-and-dirty

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Caribbean Timeshare News: March 25, 2017

>> INTERNATIONAL TIMESHARE NEWS BELIZE: Wyndham Hotel Group recently announced its plans to manage the 242-key Wyndham Grand Ambergris Caye, the first resort in Belize to fly the Wyndham Grand® flag. Yeah, I know that Wyndham Grand is not part of the company’s vacation ownership portfolio but there is ownership involved in this resort. It’s …

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Mexico Timeshare News: March 25, 2017

>> INTERNATIONAL TIMESHARE NEWS SAN CARLOS: Back in January 2015 I mentioned that the Coppel family, via their Mexico XXI real estate company, had purchased the old Club Med property on Playa Algodones (famed for its role in the movie Catch-22). If you’re trying to place that name, the Coppels developed and own the Pueblo …

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Ya Burnt! March 25, 2017

Ya Burnt

► I was shocked! SHOCKED! to hear that Disney (DISNEY!!!), that paragon of virtue, was caught cheating its employees out of earned wages. Of course according to Disney it was an inadvertent error on their part, a misunderstanding, and they’re ever so sorry (that they got caught?) and they’re working with the Department of Labor …

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Idle Timeshare Thoughts: March 25, 2017

QUOTABLE QUOTES: “Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” —Thomas Jefferson Here we are at ARDA World time again. I can’t make it, but I’m hoping eyes and ears will keep me …

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Getting BIGGER: March 25, 2017

Interval International has affiliated IMG Destinations Club, a multi-site vacation club in northeast Brazil. Its portfolio comprises seven mixed-use properties situated throughout Rio Grande do Norte, a state with more than 250 miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline. The IMG Destinations Club oceanfront properties feature spacious accommodations, family-oriented amenities and services, and a host of outdoor …

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Weekly Wisecrack: March 18, 2017

stressed out

The Timely Payments Ruse With the house, car and insurance payments due and knowing that the cupboards and frig were nearly bare and the new baby needed formula and diapers, Tom was totally stressed out. Unfortunately Tom’s commission check was once again a tad on the short side because of that darn timely payments clause …

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